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Windows PowerShell® 2.0 Bible by Tome Tanasovski, Mark E. Schill, Karl Mitschke, Thomas Lee

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CHAPTER 12

Managing Microsoft Exchange Server

IN THIS CHAPTER

Installing cmdlets locally

Managing permissions in the Exchange organization

Administering Exchange objects

Managing Exchange databases

Using filters to limit results

Managing Exchange remotely

Working with Exchange Web Services

With the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft made the decision to use Windows PowerShell for all management tasks. Although the Exchange Management Console is still available, all tasks run in the console actually run Windows PowerShell scripts in the background.

As part of the installation of any Exchange role on Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010, the Exchange Management Tools are also installed.

Installing the Cmdlets on a Workstation

Microsoft Exchange Server can be managed by logging in to an Exchange Server directly or via remote desktop services. In my opinion, this opens up your organization to potential security risks, because you will most likely be logging in to the server with an account that has administrator privileges on that server. For this reason, I always recommend installing the Microsoft Exchange Management Tools on your local workstation. If your workstation is not running one of the supported operating systems, you can either upgrade the operating system or investigate one of the freely available virtual machine solutions such as VMware Player or VirtualBox. These solutions are outside the scope of this book.

Exchange Server 2010 introduces ...

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